Sundance TV’s “Top of the Lake” has been renewed for Season 2. The mystery drama written by Jane Campion sees Elizabeth Moss reprising her role as Detective Robin Griffin. While Season 1 saw Holly Hunter starring alongside Moss, this season will see Gwendoline Christie added to the cast.
“Top of the Lake” Season 1 debuted in 2013. This seven-part miniseries set in New Zealand followed Moss in her bid to solve the mysterious disappearance of pregnant Tui Mitcham. The second season though will pick up four years after the previous one, reveals TV Series Finale. The season named “Top of the Lake: China Girl” will see an unidentified body of an Asian girl wash up at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Detective Griffin will start the investigations only to find out that the body did not die alone.
Season two has added Gwendoline Christie of the “Game of Thrones” fame to the cast in addition to Swedish-Danish actor David Dencik (known for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”). Australian-born Alice Englert (known for her role as Lena in “Beautiful Creatures”) also joins the cast with fellow Australian Ewen Leslie (known to star in “Sleeping Beauty,” “Wonderland,” and “Deadline Gallipoli”).
According to TV.com, Season two of “Top of the Lake” will have a six-episode run in 2017 in the UK, US, and Australian television screens. According to TV Series Finale, Australia will be able to watch the series on Foxtel’s pay TV platform and will be broadcasted by BBC First. While BBC UKTV will screen the series in New Zealand, Arte will air it in France.
Actress Elizabeth Moss has revealed her excitement to reprise the role of Detective Griffin. “I’m so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character,” she said. “I can’t wait for audiences to see where we take Robin’s journey!” she added.